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Monday, April 14, 2008

Cleaning Up

News-Argus/Greg Sousa The roof of the home owned by Richard and Denise Clark at 285 Princeton Road in Princeton, lies in the back yard on Sunday after a tornado ripped through northwestern Wayne County on Saturday afternoon. For more...

County keeps eye on 2008 legislative agenda

Wayne County officials are worried that even with the shortened N.C. General Assembly this year, decisions made in Raleigh this term could cost taxpayers money. With the short session scheduled to begin May 13, Gov. Mike Easley has already...

Short, but mighty

PRINCETON -- Richard Clark first thought he heard lightning when a tornado ripped the roof off his house Saturday afternoon. "Maybe about 10 minutes to 3 p.m. I heard a loud 'bang,'" Clark said outside his home Sunday evening. Then...

N.C. Pickle Festival April 25-26

MOUNT OLIVE -- Organizers of the 22st annual North Carolina Pickle Festival say they expect a big crowd for the annual event, that will be held Friday and Saturday, April 25-26. The fun begins April 24, with the Pickle Festival...

Program prepares graduates for work

A county program designed to better-prepare Wayne graduates to move into jobs in the workforce is already seeing results in three local high schools, officials announced. When the Wayne County Board of Commissioners agreed to establish the WORKS program,...

County will look at block grant plan

From staff reports The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m., Tuesday in their chambers in the Wayne County Courthouse. On the agenda are two public hearings at 9:15 a.m. The first is to close out the...

Congressman doesn't like tanker deal

Despite the positive economic impacts on Wayne County, the awarding of a multi-billion dollar contract to the French company Northrop Grumman for a new air refueling tanker has caused at least one of the county's congressional representatives to question...

Airmen offer 'home' help to spouses

Simon Wess could see it on their faces. His offer to assist spouses of the deployed had been welcomed by smiles and sighs of relief. You see, his wife was among the members of the 4th Fighter Wing's 335th Chiefs...

Public Record

Charges The Goldsboro Police Department reported these charges: *Rashawn Ray McDuffie, 22, Harrell Street, driving without a license, expired inspection, possession of stolen goods and order for arrest for failure to appear in court on a Duplin County charge, $1,100...